You may have seen her as a little girl on Broadway or recognize her from your favorite Friday night show Blue Bloods, but Sami Gayle is more than just an actress! Singer, producer, activist, and investor, Sami has managed to seamlessly diversify both her portfolio and her career, and, in this all-new episode, she shares her long-term cost averaging approach to investment success in what she calls “an irrational market.”
After the financial crisis of 2008 left her future in the entertainment industry uncertain, Sami has always strived to protect herself professionally and financially. The fear of potentially having to give up her dream at such a formative age stuck with Sami and provided her with the determination to provide herself with as many diversified endeavors as possible.
Driven to make equity investments in projects and companies in which she is passionate, Sami shares how smart investing allows her to develop and support personal projects from political activism to producing and starring in films like Netflix’s Candy Jar, controlling both her creative and financial future and security.
Meet our guest:
Actress Sami Gayle can currently be seen as the lead in the Netflix feature CANDY JAR, opposite Christina Henricks, Helen Hunt and Jacob Latimore; and for the past 11 seasons has starred as “Nicky Reagan-Boyle” on the hit CBS’ cop drama BLUE BLOODS. Gayle began her acting career as “Baby June” in the off-Broadway production of GYPSY, starring Patti LuPone. She then reprised her role when the production transferred to Broadway shortly thereafter. Gayle later co-starred in the off-Broadway plays OOHRAH! at the Atlantic Theatre Company and MCC Theatre’s FAMILY WEEK under the direction of Academy-Award winner Jonathan Demme. She was featured in the 2007 Broadway production of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL.
Gayle’s breakthrough role in film came in 2012 when she co-starred opposite Adrien Brody in director Tony Kaye’s DETACHMENT. Also that year, she starred opposite Nicolas Cage and Josh Lucas in Millennium Films’ STOLEN. In February 2014, Gayle starred in the film adaptation of VAMPIRE ACADEMY where she played “Mia Rinaldi,” nemesis to the film’s Rose and Lissa. In April 2014, she appeared opposite Kristen Wiig and Guy Pierce in the indie, HATESHIP LOVESHIP, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Later that year, Gayle was seen with Robin Wright in THE CONGRESS, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2018, Gayle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a dual degree in political science and art history